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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,919 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Toyota RAV4 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032008

RAV4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,919 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Rav4. While driving approximately 25 mph, the passenger side rear tie rod assembly failed without warning. The vehicle was towed on a flatbed to a local dealer and they repaired the shock absorber and the tie rod assembly. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure or assure him that the failure would not recur. The contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer and they stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and could not assist. The current and failure mileages were 46,919. Updated 01/31/08

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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